Washington Photo Safari

A Whole New Way To See DC

Pick a Focus for Your Photo Safari

Afternoon Cherry Blossoms

On this Safari we teach the principles of travel
photography and camera use by winding our way
slowly along the Tidal Basin path towards the
Jefferson Memorial.

Fantastic Pet Photography

Learn the basics of taking stellar photos of pets--
your own cats and dogs or others if it’s a business
for you or you are a volunteer photographer at your
local animal shelter.

Street Photography at DC's Monuments

Washington Photo Safari is pleased to present
this photo safari in street photography taught by
Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, Essdras Suarez.

Insider's View of National Cathedral

One of the most beautiful churches in Washington DC,
Washington National Cathedral took 83 years to build
and was only finished in 1990, A superb example of our
12th century Gothic architecture built entirely of Indiana
limestone, the Cathedral offers great opportunities for
exterior and interior architectural photography.

Monuments & Memorials

Learn how to take great pictures before you go
on that expensive trip! Learn how to use your
camera in the field, not in a classroom.

Fun. Joy. Pride.

Taking good pictures is fun, makes you happy, and fills you with pride over the memory you have just created.  And now, with cell phones and cameras equipped with Wi-Fi, it is easier than ever to immediately share these images with friends and family.

Established in 1999, Washington Photo Safari™ is one of the nation’s leading providers of photography training field trips. We offer over 150+ unique itineraries, with two-hour, half-day, and full-day DC photo tours every week, all year long. These sessions are for photographers at any skill level with any kind of camera, digital or film.

See. Click. Learn.

That’s what we do for you at Washington Photo Safari. We help you see images in a new way, take you to new places, and help you improve your composition.

Then we guide as you click with any camera, whether it be your cell phone or a complex DSLR, helping you use all the features you paid for on your camera.

Finally, we review the pictures you have just taken, helping you learn from your mistakes, and giving you hands-on instruction as you retake the photos. We prefer to do this in the field, not in a classroom so that you learn by doing.

WPS is Proud to be Highly Rated Across Review Platforms!

Highly Recommend!

I signed up for Washington Photo Safari to learn basic photography. I wanted to have fun doing it so I signed up and I made a great decision. David, the tour guide, knows photography and knows how to teach it and practices what he teaches. On top of that, he's lived in DC for 45 years and knows the city and will share all of its secrets with you.

– Austin G., Yelp!
Great Fun

If you are visiting DC this is a great way to see the sights and learn a little bit about your camera and take home some great memories. It's also a great way for locals to take an afternoon and low down and relax! David is a great host and very personable and is willing to share his knowledge for photographers of all skill levels.

– Jeff S., TripAdvisor
Georgetown Glow

David was a great guide! You can tell he has a passion for photography, and patient when it comes to teaching. I am an experienced photographer, but I even learned a trick! Thanks, David! My friend and I definitely had fun taking pictures in Georgetown. The Safaris in DC are worth every penny and I would highly recommend them to others!

– Joanna C., TripAdvisor
Great Safari

My daughter & I learned a lot about taking photos and all the great features of our cameras. David was great working with both of us, her being a novice and me who started back in the days of film. Highly recommend and already thinking about what class to take next.

– Chris P., Facebook
Wonderful Experience!

Though I have some photography experience, I still learned more than I expected. David was very thorough, provided excellent direction and we had an enjoyable time seeing the monuments through new eyes. I highly recommend.

– Maria H., Yelp!

Washington Photo Safari is a member agency of Destination DC, Cultural Tourism DC, and a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award winner.